Titanfall 2 is widely regarded as one of the best single-player FPS games ever made. The game’s incredible gameplay, captivating story, and exceptional level design have earned it a place in the hearts of many gamers. Fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel to this remarkable title, but Respawn Entertainment has been hesitant to announce one.
The reason for this reluctance may be the success of Respawn’s multiplayer shooter, Apex Legends. Since its release, Apex Legends has risen to prominence as a top-tier shooter, trailing closely behind giants like PUBG and Fortnite. The game’s unique art style and engaging atmosphere have attracted a massive fan base. As a result, Respawn is understandably cautious about potentially alienating or confusing its dedicated players with a new release.
In a recent interview with Barron’s, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella addressed the lingering question of Titanfall 3. He expressed interest in the idea but emphasised that the game would only be announced if, and when, the timing and concept were right. For now, the studio’s primary focus remains on supporting and expanding Apex Legends.
Zampella elaborated on his reluctance to make promises, stating, “I hate to say yes, then people latch onto that, and then skewer you when it doesn’t come. But I would love to see it happen is the real answer.” He went on to stress the importance of finding the right moment and idea for a potential sequel, adding, “It’s such a beloved franchise for the fans and also for us. If it is not the right moment in time, the right idea, then it just doesn’t make sense.”
One of the biggest challenges facing Respawn is finding a way to make a new Titanfall game without interfering with Apex Legends’ success. The two games share a universe, but many players of the popular battle royale might not be familiar with the older games or their connections. This presents a challenge for Respawn, as Zampella explains: “How do you do something that doesn’t confuse people who are Apex fans, but not necessarily Titanfall fans yet? It’s a hard question to answer.”
Before embarking on a new Titanfall project, Respawn needs to ensure that it doesn’t disrupt the momentum they’ve built up with the battle royale. This delicate balance is a priority for the studio, as they continue to engage and expand their audience.
Although not a direct sequel, EA had been working on an unannounced single-player game set within the shared Titanfall-Apex Legends universe. Codenamed Titanfall Legends, the project was slated to be directed by designer Mohammed Alavi, known for his work on the first two Modern Warfare titles. Unfortunately, the project was quietly canceled.
Further information later emerged that Titanfall Legends was reportedly planning to feature characters BT and Blisk from Apex Legends. According to Jeff Grubb, the game’s narrative would have involved Blisk searching for the remnants of the Titans, ultimately resulting in BT’s resurrection.
In conclusion, the potential for a new Titanfall game depends heavily on Respawn’s ability to navigate the success of Apex Legends. The studio must find a way to create a new game that will appeal to both Titanfall fans and Apex Legends players without confusing or alienating anyone. While it may take some time to find the right idea and timing for a sequel, fans of the franchise remain hopeful that Respawn will deliver another great single-player FPS experience in the future.